SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.

Active Power, Inc.

January 15, 2015 09:00 ET

University Medical Center Groningen Selects Pon Power to Supply High Density Flywheel UPS to Protect New Data Center in the Netherlands

Battery Free Design, Compact Footprint Make UPS Product Uniquely Suited for Healthcare Application

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jan 15, 2015) - Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), a global leader in flywheel energy and power technology for mission critical applications, today announced deployment of its High Density Flywheel UPS (uninterruptible power supply) systems at University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands, one of the largest medical centers in the country. The systems were sold by Pon Power, the authorized Caterpillar dealer in the Netherlands.

The two Cat UPS 625 kVA rated systems condition utility power and deliver critical backup power on demand to the hospital's new data center. The data center supports both the university and Academic Hospital Groningen at UMCG, one of the country's leading teaching hospitals with more than 4,000 medical students. Located in the north of the Netherlands, the campus is made up of more than 11,000 employees.

"High Density Flywheel UPS technology provides a large system building block in a small footprint enabling us to dedicate more floor space to server equipment as opposed to physical infrastructure," said Harmannus Smit, technical consultant, at UMCG. "Its power density coupled with a low total cost of ownership made the UPS an ideal fit based on our design requirements."

"Total cost of ownership was a key driver in the design of the data center's electrical infrastructure," said Rob Kopmels, critical power account manager, for Pon Power. "High Density Flywheel UPS delivers improved operating efficiencies, reduced cooling expenses, and avoids recurring battery replacement costs which contribute to a lower total cost of ownership versus an equivalent legacy UPS."

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About Active Power
Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) is a global leader in flywheel energy and power technology for mission critical applications. The company's products and solutions are unique because of its patented flywheel and power electronics technology that delivers critical power to leading innovators across multiple industries. The combined benefits of its products' power density, reliability, and total cost of ownership are unmatched in the market. The company's products and solutions are built with pride in Austin, Texas, at a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing and test facility. Global customers are served via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany, and China, that support the deployment of systems in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit

About Pon Power
Pon Power is the progressive Caterpillar dealer for the Netherlands and Scandinavia. Pon Power creates added value with excellent quality compatibility assured critical power products as reliable CAT diesel generator sets, high efficient modular and green CAT flywheel UPS, switchgear, and all adjacent solutions as e.g. packaging, fuel systems and control systems. Dedicated engineering, project management and 24/7/365 national service coverage makes Pon Power the distinguished partner to provide and unburden you with the lowest total cost of ownership. For more information, visit

Pon, one of the largest family-run businesses in the Netherlands, is an international trading and service company, engaged in a wide range of activities. Pon employs almost 13,000 people at over 450 branches across 32 countries. Pon constantly strives to achieve the highest possible added value in the relationship between customer and manufacturer. This is based on high-quality products supplied by leading manufacturers, including Volkswagen, Caterpillar, MAN, Gazelle and Continental. Pon also offers complementary services, such as maintenance, repair, leasing, rental and insurance. For more information, visit

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SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.